This is made same as dhal curry but only difference is adding Spinach. Dhal Curry with Spinach Ingredients ½ cup dhal 500g spinach (only the leaves without stems) 2 red onions sliced 1 green chilli sliced 2 cloves garlic crushed … Continue reading →
Green Bean Curry Ingredients 250g green beans 2 red onions 1 green chilli 1 clove garlic small piece of cinnamon ¼ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon fenugreek 1o curry leaves and 1 ‘’ rampe ½ cup thin … Continue reading →
Cabbage and Potato Curry Ingredients 250g cabbages shredded 100g potato cut into strips 4 red onions 2 green chili 1 clove garlic small piece of cinnamon ¼ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon fenugreek 1o curry leaves and … Continue reading →
“Bandakka” is what we call okra in Sinhalese and “ladies’ fingers” is another commonly used name in Sri Lanka. This is a favourite curry at our home. Especially my daughter’s. Even when I was young this was my favourite too. … Continue reading →
I am writing this for all the beginners who are willing to cook. Firstly, I like to thank you for choosing to read this. I am sure that the desire you have to learn to cook will increase after reading this. But before you start, keep these in mind. You may be newly married, or will be getting married soon or you may be neither, it does not matter.
Cooking is an Art. It should be done with love and joy. Do not think of it as a chore, because when you do something with love you can learn that fast and easily. Why should we cook with love? Because we cook for our loved ones. The happiness you get when your family is enjoying gets you more motivated to cook better.
As a newly married young wife, I was happy to cook for my husband and he really enjoyed my cooking. Until we got married he had been living away from home for 16 years, each and every meal was a special treat for him. That was the time I really began to cook with love.
As I said earlier I do not want to cook only for my family. Even when we invite our friends over for dinner or lunch, I don’t want to give them just some thing to eat. I always try to give them a tasteful memorable meal. I always plan to cook something they like. Honestly, I cooked and I am still cooking with love.
Beginners, let’s start with positive attitude. Do not expect only good feedback. Be prepare to accept both good and bad comments with and open mind.then you can use those comments as a blessing to help you improve your cooking
I believe Cooking is one way of bonding with family.
Wishing you all to be the best in cooking…..!
This recipe was introduced to my mother from loku amma. It was introduced to her from an Indian lady who rented her apartment. That was in the early 80s. I don’t have the exact original recipe but when I got … Continue reading →
Kiri hodi is a mild curry. Not spicy at all. When most Sri Lankan babies are ready for solid foods, this is the first curry given to them with soft and mushy rice (of course for babies this is made … Continue reading →
In the old days pol sambol was made using the grinding stone (miris gala) or mortar and pestle. But now a days most of Sri Lankans do not use the grinding stone. Hence, this is my easy way of making … Continue reading →
Dhal is cooked in every house in Sri Lanka. Some people cook it every day. There is a saying “At least a girl should learn how to cook a dhal curry”. So, for the beginners this is a great first … Continue reading →